MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX: SNC)
announces today the appointment of Alexander (Sandy) Taylor to the role
of President, Power Group. Based in Montreal and reporting to the
President and CEO, Mr. Taylor will be responsible for growing the
Company's Power Group, which includes Nuclear, Hydro, Transmission &
Distribution and Thermal divisions. This appointment will be effective
March 1, 2014.
Mr. Taylor joins SNC-Lavalin after 29 years with ABB, where he held a
number of senior roles, including Senior Group Vice-President of the
Global Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals business unit, and President and CEO
of ABB Canada. He brings with him vast experience in numerous
engineering sectors, with an excellent track record in a range of power
generation and transmission and distribution projects. Mr. Taylor also
has significant experience in providing services to industrial and
utility clients in Canada and around the world.
"Sandy's experience across the power sector and his proven leadership in
corporate governance, business development and health and safety make
him a great fit for our growth strategy," said Robert G. Card,
President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "As the worldwide need for
power continues to grow, Sandy and his team will provide our clients
and their end users with the very best in sustainable energy
Mr. Taylor began his career at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in 1979,
where he contributed to the successful start-up and operation of
various CANDU sites. He joined ABB in 1985 and held positions of
increasing responsibility, including his role in expanding the
company's activities across Europe while he was stationed in London.
Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering
from Queen's University, and a Master's in Business Administration from
the University of Western Ontario. He is also a member of the Board of
Directors of the Wajax Corporation.
With this appointment, SNC-Lavalin completes the leadership
transformation to materialize its growth strategy around three key
pillars: Power, under the leadership of Sandy Taylor; Resources,
Environment & Water (REW), under the leadership of Neil Bruce; and
Infrastructure, under the leadership of Hisham Mahmoud. SNC-Lavalin's
renewed executive team, industry leading ethics & compliance standards,
new strategy and enhanced expertise will allow the Company to deliver
more value than ever to its clients and their stakeholders.
About the Power Group
The origins of SNC-Lavalin's industry leading power expertise date back
to its very first contracts more than a century ago. The Company played
an early role in the development of Canada's nuclear and hydro
industries, and has gone on to build some of the world's most ambitious
and transformative power projects. The Company's track record includes
350,000 MW of installed capacity, 110,000 kilometres of transmission
and distribution lines, and more than 1,600 substations in over 100
countries. It also owns AltaLink, the principal transmission &
distribution utility in Alberta, as well as interests in other power
assets worldwide. Today, SNC-Lavalin is a global leader in the hydro,
transmission and distribution and nuclear industries.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in
the world, and is a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and
in the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in
1911, SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other
countries around the world, and is currently active in some 100
For further information:
Public Relations Manager,
Global Corporate Communications
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 54772
Vice-President, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 57553